Careers in International Law
Stanford Global Studies Division
This year, Stanford Global Studies is holding a series of career development workshops for Stanford students. At this event, you will have the opportunity to meet with three Stanford scholars, who will provide tips on how to pursue a career in international law.
This event is limited to Stanford students. RSVP is required, and lunch will be provided.
About the Speakers
E. Tendayi Achiume
E. Tendayi Achiume is the Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Stanford Law School, the inaugural Alicia Miñana Professor of Law, and former Faculty Director of the UCLA Law Promise Institute for Human Rights. She is also a Research Associate with the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of Witwatersrand, and a Research Associate with the Refugee Studies Center at the University of Oxford. The current focus of her work is the global governance of racism and xenophobia; and the legal and ethical implications of colonialism for contemporary international migration. More generally, her research and teaching interests lie in international human rights law, international refugee law, and international migration. She received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2020—UCLA’s highest honor for excellence in teaching—and the Eby Award for the Art of Teaching.
Gulika Reddy is an Assistant Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, human rights advocate, and the Director of the International Human Rights Clinic. Reddy has conducted human rights advocacy around the world, including in India, Kashmir, Yemen, the Central African Republic, and Papua New Guinea. Her work has focused on inequality, discrimination, armed conflict, peacebuilding, and the role of education in unlearning bias and fostering inclusion. Her academic research interests include critical perspectives on human rights, decolonial and anti-racist pedagogy, and the intersection between human rights and peacebuilding.
Penelope Van Tuyl
Penelope Van Tuyl is a human rights lawyer who has worked closely with founding Director, David Cohen, for over a decade to shape Stanford's Center for Human Rights and International Justice into the vibrant academic and research community it is today. As Associate Director, Van Tuyl is integrally involved with all aspects of the Center's administration and strategic planning across program areas, on campus and overseas. She serves in a principal leadership position managing the Center's digital archival partnership with the Stanford University Libraries. She also runs the Minor in Human Rights, and teaches the required core course for the Minor HUMRTS 101: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Human Rights Theory and Practice. Of the many hats she wears in her job, however, her favorite is that of mentor and advisor to the wonderful Stanford students who pass through the Center.